'I am thrilled that leadership at Port Everglades is moving past this pandemic to attract such a family icon to our community,' Broward County Mayor Steve Geller said. 'An agreement with Disney Cruise Line would support more local jobs and give our visitors another reason to experience Broward County. Families who cruise on Disney Cruise Line are likely to stay in Broward longer and take advantage of our wonderful, family-friendly activities.'
Hopes for an agreement in August/September
The port hopes to be able to present an agreement to the Board for approval in August or September.
Due to its fleet expansion, Disney intends to homeport a ship capable of carrying approximately 3,500 passengers on a year-round basis in South Florida.
Cruise Terminal 4
Cruise Terminal 4 has been in play since Port Everglades amended its agreement with Carnival Corp. & plc earlier this year.
Disney has been talking with PortMiami, where it operates seasonally, about the possible shared use of MSC Cruises' future terminal and a potential third berth there, Berth 10. The line had disclosed its intention to conduct due diligence with another port.
Earlier today it came out that Miami-Dade County is now seeking to negotiate with Royal Caribbean Group for that shared terminal and the new berth.